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The Ombudsman (Northern Ireland) Order 1996


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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Introductory

    1. 1.Title and commencement

    2. 2.Interpretation

  3. The Assembly Ombudsman for Northern Ireland

    1. 3.The Assembly Ombudsman for Northern Ireland

    2. 4.Appointment and tenure of office

    3. 5.Salary and pension

    4. 6.Appointment of acting Ombudsman

    5. 7.Staff and expenses

  4. Investigations by the Ombudsman

    1. 8.Authorities subject to investigation

    2. 9.Matters subject to investigation

    3. 10.Matters not subject to investigation

    4. 11.Provisions relating to complaints

    5. 12.Purposes of investigation

    6. 13.Procedure in respect of investigations

    7. 14.Evidence

    8. 15.Obstruction and contempt

    9. 16.Reports on investigations

    10. 17.Reports to the Assembly

    11. 18.Privilege for certain publications

    12. 19.Disclosure of information by Ombudsman

  5. Supplementary provisions

    1. 20.Orders

    2. 21.Amendments, repeals and transitional and saving provisions

  6. Signature


    1. SCHEDULE 1


      1. Interpretation

        1. 1.In this Schedule— “the 1993 Act” means the Judicial Pensions...

      2. Persons holding office before 31 March 1995

        1. 2.Notwithstanding any provision in this Order, the Parliamentary Commissioner for...

      3. Persons taking office on or after 31 March 1995

        1. 3.A person who first holds office as Ombudsman on or...

      4. Effect of election to continue in former scheme

        1. 4.Where a person elects under this Schedule for his former...

      5. Effect of election for the civil service scheme

        1. 5.Where a person elects under this Schedule for the civil...

      6. Effect of election for the 1993 scheme

        1. 6.(1) A person who elects under paragraph 3(b) for the...

      7. Time for, and manner of, election

        1. 7.Any power to make an election under this Schedule shall...

      8. Regulations

        1. 8.(1) The Minister for the Civil Service may make regulations...

      9. Pensions and benefits to be charged on the Consolidated Fund of the United Kingdom

        1. 9.Any pension or other benefit granted by virtue of this...

    2. SCHEDULE 2


      1. 1.NOTES:

      2. 2.The reference to the Department of the Environment includes the...

      3. 3.The reference to the Department of Finance and Personnel includes...

      4. 4.In relation to any function exercisable by a department or...

    3. SCHEDULE 3


    4. SCHEDULE 4


      1. 1.Action taken in matters certified by the head of a...

      2. 2.The commencement or conduct of any civil or criminal proceedings...

      3. 3.Action taken by any member of the administrative staff of...

      4. 4.Action taken on behalf of the Department of Health and...

      5. 5.(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (2), action taken in matters relating...

      6. 6.(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (2), action taken in respect of...

    5. SCHEDULE 5


      1. The Northern Ireland Constitution Act 1973 (c. 36)

      2. The Northern Ireland Act 1974 (c. 28)

      3. The Northern Ireland Assembly Disqualification Act 1975 (c. 25)

      4. The Finance Act 1989 (c. 26)

      5. The Juries (Northern Ireland) Order 1996 (NI 6)

    6. SCHEDULE 6


  8. Explanatory Note

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